Rapper, producer, and graphic designer, Fletch from Los Angeles, California presents The High End Perspective which is his 2nd full length LP, courtesy of S.O.U.L. Records & Seven’s Entertainment. The album, produced entirely by Fletch himself, features such singles as “Optimistic” and “Lanes”. The release also comes with a brand new music video for his track “High Stakes.” Being one of the best projects I’ve heard so far in 2013, this is definitely worth checking out. Stream/download the 16-track album below and also check out the visuals for “High Stakes,” directed by Rejeena Black & d-Prince.
Toronto up and comer Dillan Ponders releases his newest LP, Overdose. The theme of the project is heavily influenced by drugs, alcohol and women which is representative of today’s youth. Get faded and enjoy. Stream/download the 15-track album below.
Here is something to relax to on this beautiful evening. Richmond, California emcee Locksmith just released his third highly anticipated studio album titled The Green Box. With twelve original cuts, some you may have heard before like “Bear With Me“, “Transitions”, “Be Free” or “Livin’ Loaded”. Named after a hangout spot in a park in Locksmith’s hometown, The Green Box features production work from Locksmith himself, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Brandun DeShay, Drew Byrd, Eric G., Ka$h, Matt Cody and Mike TopNoch. Locksmith is also joined by Anesha, Big Remo, Fallon, Jarell Perry and Olamide Faison on the album. It’s hard to pin point one stand out song in the whole project, all of them are great. I definitely recommend taking in The Green Box in full. Stream and download The Green Box below and be on the lookout for a video for the song “Fleming Street” coming soon!
I’ve been waiting on this one for a while! The Extremities (Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester) just released their latest project, Re:Fresh. The 11-track release features official remixes from various artists’ original projects. All of the superb production is handled by Kils and Fes, and all cuts are handled by Fes (with the exception of DJ Grouch on “Like This” and DJ Pangea Delphi on “Lift Off”). A couple early favourites are “Don’t Sleep” with Rich Kidd, “Just The Day” with Relic & Saukrates, and “Recreation” with Ghettosocks. Stream and pay what you can for Re:Fresh below.
It’s been less than 24 hours, and we’ve been hit with three quality projects to enjoy: first Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap, then J. Cole’s Truly Yours 2, and now Marco Polo’s Newport Authority 2. Oh, and they’re all FREE. I’d say the summer is off to a good start. Read what Marco Polo had to say about Newport Authority 2 and stream/download the album below.
“The Newport Authority 2 album was inspired by politics & industry bulls*** that prevented this material from being included on my upcoming LP PA2: The Director’s Cut. Shylow and I went in and created a separate album to hold people over until PA2 drops in July. Attached with Intro, interludes and fully mixed & mastered by Joe Nardone. With confidence I can say this is not a mixtape. It will also be available on vinyl LP via Fat Beats for the heads that appreciate physical product, because I still do. I’ve included songs I recorded with legends such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Tragedy Khadafi, Lil Fame and The Artifacts. But, I’ve also got joints on here with some talented up and comers such as First Division, MidaZ and Big Gutta. Plus the s*** is free – so enjoy!” – Marco Polo
Download: Marco Polo – Newport Authority 2 (via 2DBZ)
After waiting anxiously for the album since DL dropped some teasers from it like “Super” and “Admiration”, the day has finally come. As soon as you press play on the first track, you will see why this is one to add to your collection. The production work on it is done by Tech Twelve, while DL call’s in Adam Bomb, D-Sisive, Geneva and Caliph for features. Hit the link after the jump to stream and purchase the album.
Quake Matthews just released his latest full-length project, Corrado. The album runs 14 tracks deep and features production from the likes of Chris Noxx, 2oolman, Corey LeRue, Yogidaproducer, J. Cardim, and more. Be sure to check out our interview with Quake where we discuss the album, as well as a whole host of other things. Stream/purchase Corrado below, and watch the mini-documentary behind the album’s creation after the jump.
Purchase: Quake Matthews – Corrado
Leading up to the release of this highly anticipated album, the Antiheroes gave out some great music over the past few weeks like “So Easy” , “Understand” and “Cloud 9″. After a two year creation process, we are presented with Modern Day Riot. From “Blow Up” featuring D-Sisive to “Understand” featuring Emerson Brooks, the Toronto duo touch a lot of topics avoided by most artists and have the knowledge to back it. Hit the link after the jump to check the full artwork and stream Modern Day Riot.
As his first solo project in a while, Crossword released Different Light today in celebration of Nowruz. With this 9 track EP you can feel the hunger and passion within him. Building up to this release Crossword dropped two singles “What You Wanna Do” and “Different Light” last week. The project features an array of Toronto artists such as Fundamental, David Delisca and Symmetry, as well as Crossword’s Vibonics bandmates Alfred Chow and Tacha. Most of the production credits go to Justunlimited on this one though Junia-T of Smash Brovas and LEF7Y lend a hand also. Taking you from some vital rap, to alternative tracks, this is a project that bares his soul and sheds a Different Light onto who Crossword is. Click read more to stream/purchase the album.
As time draws near to the release of Sese’s first official EP Age of Aquarius on March 25th, he gives fans a taste of what’s to come by making the album available for pre order. Sese has given out a hand full of free quality music in the past like YFRWN and YFRWN 2 and overly dedicated himself to his craft, so now it is our time to support an artist we’ve all been a fan of over the years. The production list on this project is crazy too! 2oolman, Vokab, Superville, The Beat Merchant and Jazzy Feezy all give a hand on this long overdue EP. As far as features Sese only has NMG’s Syph and Harvey Stripes, so we get a lot him on this one! Hit the link below to view the full artwork, video blogs and pre order the album.